Virginia Lora | Young members of the Bushwick community demonstrated at a legal rally in front of the 83rd Police Precinct in Brooklyn on Monday July 9th at 4 p.m. to show their discontent with the treatment of a group of school-aged youth detained on May 21st on charges of disruptive behavior. The community sees these arrests as just another case of racial profiling, which they will no longer tolerate. The rally was organized by the newly-formed Student Coalition Against Racial Profiling (S.C.A.R.P.) more... 0 Comments
Movement for Justice in El Barrio | We are happy that we put in the effort to travel from New York to Atlanta because it turned out that, in the U.S. Social Forum, ours was the only session directly addressing the Zapatista Movement, the 6th Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle, and the Other Campaign. It was one of the few sessions at the Forum in which the workshop was completely bilingual, in Spanish and English. It was also a very special workshop, among the hundreds of workshops and round tables that were presented in those three days, because it was prepared and conducted by humble and simple people of the community and not by professional organizers and activists. Perhaps because of those unique characteristics was there such enthusiastic participation on the part of the public, complete with applause and cheers, and the spontaneous singing of the Zapatista hymn. more... 1 Comments
Radio Callejera | Once again the history of Oaxaca is stained with blood at the hands of Governor Ulises Ruiz and President Felipe Calderon due to the repression of the cultural, artistic and political expression of Oaxacans as they work to take back the traditional Oaxacan celebration Guelegetza. The Guelegetza, originally a celebration between communities of the central valleys of Oaxaca, has been co-opted by political and capitalist interests, converting the once indigineous celebration of exchange between communities into tourist-driven show-business where the tourist dollars go directly into the pockets of the wealthy and corrupt who support Governor Ulises Ruiz. more... 2 Comments
Daniel McGowan (reposted) | UPDATE: Daniel will be leaving MDC Brooklyn soon. Please hold off on sending letters until we have a new address for him. Following sentencing, we put up some information regarding the background of the site on supportdaniel.org. more... 4 Comments
Barucha Calamity Peller | July 16th, 2007- Today in Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, a confrontation between the APPO (Popular Assembly of The Peoples of Oaxaca) and security forces of the State of Oaxaca as well as Federal Preventive Police has left at least one movement participant dead as a result of police violence, at least 62 detained, and an unknown number of people disappeared. more... 0 Comments
Alex Nathanson | A protest made up of about 200 people took place outside of the Times Square recruiting station on Monday, July 16th. more... 2 Comments
Brent Perdue | During the US Social Forum, New York-based Domestic Workers United (DWU) and over ten other domestic worker organizations from California to Maryland founded a historic national network of domestic workers to link their struggles and more effectively agitate for change. As Celeste Escobar of DWU commented, "We need it more now than ever…"
Kelly Lenora Lee and Michael Gould-Wartofsky | As two young radicals and as participants in recent student struggles, we hope to help reopen a conversation among the young left about the movement we have and the movement we want. Ours are but two voices, grounded in our own thinking and experience, so we wish to invite more voices to join in this conversation in the days to come. Against the system's conspiracy of silence, a young left must find itself and speak to itself through its own collective voice. more... 13 Comments
Gregory A. Butler, local 608 carpenter | After 40 years, the City of New York has returned to racist tokenism in it's so called "minority worker training programs" in the construction industry. Why do the City and it's contractors they think they can get away with this? And what can construction workers of color - and our allies in other industries - do about this? more... 0 Comments
Mumia Abu-Jamal | Well-known human rights attorney Michael Tarif Warren, and his wife, Evelyn (also a lawyer), were driving down Brooklyn's Vanderbilt Avenue, when they spotted a Black youth being chased by cops across a McDonald's parking lot. more... 0 Comments
onto | Come hear an update on the situation in Oaxaca from Gustavo Vilchis, a photographer born in Guerrero, Mexico. He is traveling in the U.S. to share experience and lessons learned from the year of social struggle in Oaxaca and to demonstrate the crimes committed against the people of Oaxaca by the state and federal government. He is here representing the collective Bocacalle and is also supported by the Liga Mexicana por la Defensa de los Derechos Humanos (LIMEDDH).
CHUCKMAN | War can no longer be distinguished from terror more... 0 Comments
by Seth Michaels | Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani portrays himself as the hero of Sept. 11, and the media takes this claim for granted. But New York City firefighters, who know best, say it’s a different story. more... 0 Comments
PAUL KRUGMAN - THE NEW YORK TIMES | KRUGMAN: Treating the income of fund managers differently from the way we treat the income of everyone else who works makes no sense.
R. Lee Free | Everyone's favorite open-air bazaar and community celebration returns this summer with a vengeance! The Summer Really Really Free Market is ready to have fun fighting capitalism AND boredom, BUT needs YOU to help make it the best one yet! more... 0 Comments
tiny | Poverty, Race, Disability, Youth and Indigenous Scholars from POOR Magazine travel to the US Social Forum to realize a new world of media production..By Any Means Necessary
Sofia Jarrin Hurtado | On a silver platter this past Sunday, The New York Times magazine featured no less than eight pages towards the liberalization of the economy in Cameroon. Showing off its excellence in corporate media advertising, the NY Times magazine sold prominent space to Cameroon business traders so they can in turn sell their country’s resources to U.S. investors, no doubt to the demise of many of its citizens. “Cameroon ready for growth, ready for investment,” reads a headline on page 59 which goes on to explain the country’s “quest for sustainable growth...” more... 0 Comments
Robes | On Saturday, July 7, 2007, a group of six communist militants unveiled a “Victims of Capitalism Memorial” in the Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza, before carrying it past several banks and displaying it at the heart of Times Square. more... 34 Comments
Max Uhlenbeck | As we approached the bus stop over on the north side of Union Square, we knew all of our hard work over the past few months had been well worth it. Looking out over the 100 person, two-bus delegation, you couldn't help but be struck by the amazing cross section of people and organizations we were rolling with on our way down to the first ever US Social Forum (USSF) in Atlanta. more... 8 Comments
Amadi Ajamu | On Friday morning, U.S. District Court Judge William Pauley ordered the case of Viola Plummer vs NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn to trial on September 24. Plummer, Chief of Staff for NYC Councilman Charles Barron, filed the lawsuit against Quinn after receiving a “suspension / termination” letter the previous week. At the hearing, Ms. Plummer refused to sign a revised letter from Quinn agreeing to the terms of her own suspension. Plummer’s attorney, Roger Wareham deemed the revision “superficial.”
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